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There's a message floatin' in the air - come from crazy horses riding everywhere.
Considering I went in knowing nothing about it, few games this year have sold me on their premise as thoroughly or quickly as Monsters Rising.

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You can tell it's the 80s because there's still payphones everywhere.
Adventure games were dead as disco as recently as last year, a genre that for a decade had been left to niche players like Wadjet Eye.

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Review: Space Hulk

04 Dec 2013 2
  • iOS

For those new to Space Hulk, the setting is Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe, in which the orcs (now orks, bringing balance to the universe ever since disks became discs), elves (now eldar), and humans have been joined by H.R. Giger's totally original aliens in the far future.

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Why did the chicken fall from the sky? To slaughter the invader where he stood.
There is a moment in every tower defence game where several creeps just slip past the range of your towers with a sliver of health.

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Review: Isle of Bxnes

02 Dec 2013 0
  • Android
  • iOS

Crabs. Normal-sized. They are enemies. Let's move on.
Isle of Bxnes is a game out of time. Quite literally, it's an action-RPG set in what appears to be prehistoric times (though maybe there's been some sort of world-shattering something or other, and this is actually posthistory?),...

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Review: MULE Returns

27 Nov 2013 0
  • iOS

All three AIs need energy. Clearly, Starbucks has a growth opportunity on the planet Irata.
MULE Returns represents an attempt to bring 1983's M.U.L.E. to a new generation, a game which merits the renaissance because it introduced effective same-device multiplayer back when the device in question...

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Review: Mr. Ludo

26 Nov 2013 0
  • Android
  • iOS

The arrows are pointing to the most interesting choice. Do I roll the dice or go play Lords of Waterdeep?
When Owen gave me the chance to review Mr. Ludo, I accepted without any hesitation.

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You'll be spotting Triforce-like figures in this title like a conspiracy theorist spots Illuminati symbols in currency.
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is a new Zelda game from Cornfox & Bros. Ltd., and if you can't get on board with that then, well, sail on.

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When they announced the strategic alliance between Playdek and Wizards of the Coast to bring Dungeons and Dragons board games to iOS, my mind initially flew to the Adventure System games and I couldn't wait to play Castle Ravenloft on my iPad.

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Are those Panzers in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
Question time folks – how do you feel about Voronezh? Unless you are either Russian or a military history buff, you probably won’t even have an opinion, you philistine you.

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